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First Baptist Church of Gilmer

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Gilmer, Texas.
First congregation was organized in a log cabin in 1846 as the Gilmer Missionary Baptist Church of Christ. In 1854 the congregation consisted of 22 members and the Rev. J. M. Griffin served as pastor. Church membership . . .

(Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Le Grange de Terre (Big Mound)

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This boulder stands near the site of the Great Indian Mound, leveled about 1870, which gave the city of St. Louis the name "Mound City" Placed by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri-1929

(Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bridgewater Train Station

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Bridgewater Township, New Jersey.
The Bridgewater Train Station is dedicated to the memory of Arthur L. Reuben, 1921 – 1999. A founder of the Raritan Valley Line Coalition, and a member of and Legislative Agent for the New Jersey Association of Railroad . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic National Road

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Richmond, Indiana.
Side A An Important Road The National Road is a true American icon, conceived by George Washington, authorized by Thomas Jefferson, and traveled by Abraham Lincoln. In 1806 construction of the National Road was approved by . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Croley Funeral Home

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Gilmer, Texas.
J. F. Croley purchased the Croley Hardware Company in 1890 and began an undertaking business as part of the hardware store services. In 1920 a partnership was formed to run the business, and in 1933 the Croley Burial . . .

(Notable Persons • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First United Methodist Church of Gilmer

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Gilmer, Texas.
First United Methodist Church of Gilmer Gilmer's early settlers came in the mid-18th century. By 1849, records indicate Baptist and Methodist congregations shared space at the county's log courthouse for their services. At . . .

(Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

C.S.A. Leather Factories

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Gilmer, Texas.
On this site during the Civil War, a shoe factory converted leather into footgear for the Confederate Army. A harness factory nearby made bridles and saddles and also leather lines and breechings that hitched horses and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vanderbilt Cup Race

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Floral Park, New York.
The 1st major international auto race in the USA run on a public road. It ran thru Floral Park, Oct. 8, 1904.

(Sports) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sam Houston Spoke Here

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Gilmer, Texas.
On this Cherokee Trace site he had visited 25 years earlier, when he lived with the Indians, Sam Houston twice spoke as the leading Texas statesman-- on June 10, 1857, as U. S. Senator, and early in 1861 as governor. At . . .

(Native Americans • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cherokee Trace

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Gilmer, Texas.
Near this site the Cherokee Indians blazed an early Texas trail. They wanted a road from their settlements near Nacogdoches to their home reservation on the White River in Arkansas. About 1821 they selected a man known for . . .

(Native Americans • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Looney School

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Gilmer, Texas.
During the years of 1860-70 in Gilmer, Morgan H. Looney had a school widely known for high academic standards, attracting many East Texas boarding pupils. Site was 4 blocks to the north. Boys and girls had separate . . .

(Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hicks Nursery

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Westbury, New York.
Quaker farmer Isaac Hicks became a prominent horticulturist who founded one of the area's leading commercial nurseries by providing fine trees to Long Island's Gold Coast Estates.

(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson

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Gilmer, Texas.
Upshur County, C. S. A. Civil War supply and activity center. Men and boys served in the Confederate army on many battlefronts and in state troops protecting Texas from invasion. 3 military training camps were set up. Vital . . .

(Heroes • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Building of the Canso Causeway / La Construction de la Levée de Canso

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Port Hastings, Nova Scotia.
English: The foundation of this massive stone structure rests 66 metres below the Strait of Canso, creating the world’s deepest causeway. More than 9 million tonnes of rock fill were dumped into the strait between 1952 and . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Avondale Mine Disaster Victims

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Scranton, Pennsylvania.
On September 6, 1869, the mine shaft at the Avondale Mine near Plymouth, PA caught fire. 108 men and boys lost their lives when their only chance of escape was blocked. Two rescuers also perished. Avondale stands as the most . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

St. Francis Dam

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near Santa Clarita, California.
The St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12? billion gallons of water roaring . . .

(Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

An African American Neighborhood

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Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Generations Lived, Worked and Worshipped Here A sizeable African American population lived for generations in this immediate vicinity. Until the late 1960s, African Americans were often relegated to live in predetermined . . .

(African Americans • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands

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near Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
25 July, 1883. Thanks to a weekend of violent storms there is a heavy sea running. A few farmers watch with astonishment as a magnificent sailing vessel, driven by a mountain of canvas, slams onto the Cavendish sandbars. The . . .

(Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Baptistery

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, Israel.
English Text: In the time of the most God - beloved Stephanos the priest and abbot was made the mosaic of the Photisterion in the month of December fourth indiction in the time of the pious and Christ - beloved our King . . .

(Anthropology • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

American Legion

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Floral Park, New York.
Organized in 1919, Floral Park Post 334 built this hall in 1924. It was constructed by and for military veterans.

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Military) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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